Definition of collateral contract in English:

collateral contract

Line breaks: col|lat¦eral con|tract

noun

Law
  • A subsidiary contract which induces a person to enter into a main contract or which depends upon the main contract for its existence.
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    • For all the reasons which I have already discussed, the relationship created by the letters of credit is separate from and independent of the underlying contracts, including the collateral contract pursuant to which they were opened.
    • It is not incorporated by a mere reference to the terms and conditions of the contract to which the arbitration clause constitute a collateral contract.
    • Side letters can constitute a variation of the main agreement or a collateral contract with terms distinct from those in the main agreement.

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